To the wine lover a well-written column is like a form of wine art. Not only is it exceptional reading but a source of information on new wines to try as well as events to attend. As more and more newspapers are beginning to stop the presses many enthusiasts do not realize that the wine community is also losing a big part of its culture in those pages.
As more and more people are getting their news and entertainment online some of the longest running newspapers in the country are losing the revenue they need in order to remain in business. While some are making cuts in their budgets in order to stay afloat this affects many aspects of what goes into each issue.
Just last week the duo of John Brecher and Dorothy Gaiter who have penned 579 wine columns did their very last piece for the Wall Street Journal. This is not the first wine column to leave the industry and with the current trends it will not be the last. For those who love this form of information on their favorite subject each will be missed greatly for the wealth of resources it provided.